Creative Chess Strategy by Alfonso Romero

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By Alfonso Romero

In a groundbreaking paintings, a Spanish grandmaster explains how creativity can be utilized to beat technical hindrances at the chessboard. when they have acquired a bonus, too many avid gamers make the error of assuming that the exploitation of this advantge will simply be a question of process, requiring accuracy, yet little mind's eye. Romero indicates, by means of reading the play of the nice chess champions, that the other is usually the case: occasionally it's the paradoxical answer that works, while the mechanical strategy might deplete the genuinely-earned virtue. through following Romero in his research of the various striking sensible examples during this e-book, readers will necessarily elevate their knowing of chess method mostly and fine-tune their intuition for sensing these serious moments while non-standard ideas are invaluable.

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I even­ tually won in a time-scramble, and when the following week I achieved a favourable po­ sition against Grandmaster John Nunn I was completely hooked. Over the next few years I spent an incredible amount of time analys­ ing the Polly, refusing to accept, against mounting evidence, that White could achieve the better game. I only gave up when it came under simultaneous fire in three different variations. One, I could always repair ... but three ! Anyway, by now I had a new and very demanding pet (see Idea 23).

Lld7 ! 37 'ii'xd7?? l2Jc2+ and White has the choice of exiting via Idea 1 or 2) 35 ... �g6!! What's this - surely the king is not com­ ing to the party? Well, not all the way. To un­ derstand Black's last two moves take a look again at diagram 22a. Black has a positional advantage in the form of the superior minor piece but while his knight and queen are both active, the rook is passive and Black needs its active participation to increase the pressure. Even armed with this knowledge it's still a giant step to finding the extraordi­ nary ..

Lb:d8 the pin was no longer there and White sim­ ply removed the queen. xe5 ll:lxe5 21 'ii'xe4 Jon might have resigned in a less important tournament. Rook sacrifices are also an important tool in drawing the king out of his shelter: (2lc) Ivanchuk-Anand, Linares 1 998. xc2!. Perhaps you don't think such a move is standard but Anand certainly does. In his notes in New in Chess he simply passes over this move without comment. cl 0-1. ••. 2 1 a: after Black's 23rd move ••. ••. 2 l b: after White's 1 8th move ••• 2 1c: after White's 22nd move 1 01 A·ITACKING IDEAS IN CHESS 33 Idea 22 Inviting Everyone to the Party - The title is Yasser Seirawan's way of ex­ pressing an important attacking principle: an attack has more chances of success if all your pieces are participating, or at least more are attacking than your opponent has de­ fending.

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